List of Twi Antonyms (Abirabɔ)

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In our last lesson under the Twi vocabulary module, we looked at the Twi names of some common tools and equipment. If you missed it, you may click on Twi Names of Some Tools and Equipment to check it out.

The present lesson, lesson 15 of the Twi vocabulary course, lists some common Twi antonyms. One of the surest ways to speed up your learning and master the language is to expand your vocabulary. To do this, I encourage you to try and find antonyms and synonyms of every new word you learn. If you need help, you may leave your questions in the comments section below the lesson, or contact me here.

I’m assuming you know what an antonym is. Yes, a word that means the opposite or almost opposite of another word. A word can have one or more antonyms. Examples of antonyms in English include:

  • good/bad
  • yes/no
  • day/night

In the table below, I list some Twi antonyms. If you have more, please contribute by leaving them in the comments section below the lesson.

Twi Antonyms (Abirabɔ)

Word (Twi)Opposite (Twi)English
soroɛfamup/down
bisayi ano/buaask/answer
asɛmmisammuaeɛquestion/answer
ka bomte firim’add/subtract
opaninakwadaaadult/child
ohufoɔkokoɔdurufoɔcoward/brave person
danyane/sɔresleep/wake up
ɔpɛberɛosutɔberɛdry season/rainy season
nkwaowuolife/death
 animakyirefront/back
ahyɛaseɛawieeɛbeginning/end
papabɔnegood/bad
kɛseɛketewabig/small
tuntumfitaa/fufuoblack/white
tɔnbuy/sell
anigyeɛawerɛhoɔhappiness/sadness
bueto mu (tom’)open/close
awɔahuhurocold/hot (weather)
anom nnyegyeɛɛnne nnyegyeɛconsonants/vowels
toa sotwa socontinue/end
nokorɛatorɔtruth/lie
suserecry/laugh
awareɛawaregyaeɛmarriage/divorce
apueeɛatɔeɛeast/west
atifianaafoɔnorth/south
adamfoɔɔtamfofriend/enemy
nkonimnkoguovictory/defeat
barimaɔbaamale/female
brago/come
ɛhaɛhɔhere/there
okunuɔyerehusband/wife
tententiatiatall/short
monodadanew/old
benkumnifaleft/right
nkyeneasikyiresalt/sugar
aanedabiyes/no
nokwafoɔɔtorofoɔ/kontomponitruthful person/liar
ɔdɔɔtanlove/hatred
akyirikyiribɛnkyɛeɛfar/near
ɔnyansafoɔogyimifoɔsensible person/stupid person
ɔhyewonwunuhot/cold
boasetɔ/aboterɛabufuocalm/anger
soasoɛcarry (on the head)/bring down (from the head)
ɔkyerɛkyerɛniosuaniteacher/learner
ohianiosikani/ɔdefoɔthe poor/the rich
ɛhannesumlight/darkness
ɔhɔhoɔɔmannistranger/citizen
piesiekaakyirefirst-born child/last-born child
kyekyeresanetie/untie
komm/dinndedequiet/noise
ɔteasefoɔowufoɔthe living/the dead
abu soɛho yɛ denabundant/scarce
forosianeascend (climb)/descend
yareɛapɔmudendisease (sickness)/health
ɛmahweefull/empty
harenyaafast/slow
denmmerɛhard/soft
kasatiespeak/listen
ababaawaaberewayoung woman/old woman
aberanteɛakɔkoraayoung man/old man
hyiradomebless/curse
nwonosweet/bitter
ninibedeɛmale/female (attached to animal names to indicate their sex)
ɔdehyeɛakoaroyal/slave

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